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spotlight. >> for the first time since her affair with david petraeus exploded on to the headlines, paula broadwell shows herself, clearly not hiding anymore. new details in a live report. breaking overnight, another recall for toyota. millions of cars on the list because of steering problems. even the popular prius. bus brawl. new video overnight. the rush hour dust-up between a passenger and the driver. that driver, now in serious trouble. and it's one creative punishment. a woman who drove on the sidewalk, forced to hold a sign, calling her an idiot. the judge now deciding that punishment wasn't enough. good wednesday morning, everybody. we begin with new details about the women at the center of the
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scandal involving david petraeus and another top general. >> paula broadwell has surfaced for the first time since word broke that she was the other woman. and we're learning more about the background of tampa socialite jill kelly. we begin in washington with abc's preeti arla. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. it has been days since the scandal started. new, it seems there's new twists every day. not just one, but two powerful men are entangled in all this. and we're seeing the women at the center of it all for the first time. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john
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allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case have been quiet. in a 911 call, jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i'm an honorary counsel general. they should not be able to cross my property.
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i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my property since it's inviolable. >> reporter: and lawmakers are demanding answers. when fbi officials brief them later this morning, they are expected to lay out how they handled this case and make it clear there were no politics involved. rob and paula? >> pretti, david petraeus still knows a lot about the benghazi attack. in fact, he was supposed to testify on thursday in front of the senate intelligence committee. will congress force him to testify? >> reporter: a lot of lawmakers are bringing up that issue, saying he needs to testify because he knows so much information about exactly what happened in benghazi. there are lots of calls about that. but we're unsure at this point what's going to happen. we do know that the white house has said that the acting cia director, who is supposed to take his place, is more than qualified to handle that situation. paula? >> all right. all right, preeti arla live in washington this morning. thank you, preeti.
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it is expected that president obama will be asked about the petraeus scandal during his news conference this afternoon, the first since his re-election. abc news will provide live coverage beginning at 1:30 this afternoon eastern time. and it is not over. another top general is in trouble for less than ethical conduct. william kipward has been demoted after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses. he is being forced to retire as a three-star general and pay back more than $80,000. >> not a banner week for our military. we're following a developing story overseas. a deadly explosion at a nato base in southern afghanistan. one soldier was killed in that blast tuesday. the cause of the explosion is still unknown. but military officials say there's no indications of an enemy attack. the nationality of the soldier has not been released. house democratic leader, nancy pelosi, is promising an announcement this morning involving her political future.
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pelosi says she will reveal whether or not she will continue as minority leader, after the democrats failed to win enough seats last week to take back control of the house. and there are new questions about the political future of democrat jesse jackson jr., who easily won re-election to his illinois house seat last week. jackson has left the mayo clinic for the second time with no word where he's going or when he might be back to work. he has been on medical leave since june for treatment of bipolar disorder. a deadly plane crash is under investigation in jackson, mississippi. three people were onboard. they were killed when their single-engine piper slammed into a house tuesday night. the pilot reported an on-board emergency just after takeoff and radioed a request to return to the airport. a mother and son were in the house. but they escaped without any serious injuries. and in new york, the head of the long island power authority is the latest casualty of superstorm sandy. michael hervey, the c.o.o. of
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lipa, resigned tuesday. the utility is being heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastating storm. thousands of customers still without power. and hurricane sandy is dealing another blow to the people of new jersey in the form of higher taxes. governor chris christie says he may have no choice but to raise property taxes to pay for rebuilding the heavily damaged state. christie has aggressively pushed for lower taxes since taking office. time, now, for a look at weather from across the country on this wednesday morning. we have some showers and thunderstorms in the southeast, from macon, georgia, into jacksonville, orlando, and miami. a few inches of mountain snow in the northern rockies. morning showers from seattle to portland. warming up in the southwest. >> 77 in phoenix. 67 in sacramento. 50s in the pacific northwest. mostly 40s in the midwest and northeast. and miami, getting up to 82. and when we come back after the break, holiday shopping secrets. we'll tell you the best days to hit the mall.
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and more trouble for toyota owners and for the automaker. there's a new recall. millions of cars. and a doctor of the year behind the wheel in a grinding crash. police say she wrote herself prescriptions for the drugs that got her high. @
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and welcome back, everyone. there's more tarnish this morning on toyota's reputation for reliability. the japanese automaker is recalling almost 3 million cars worldwide because of steering and water pump problems. the two recalls cover more than a dozen models, including the
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prius. 1 million of the cars were sold here in the u.s. and just last month, toyota recalled more than 7 million vehicles for a different problem. there is more pressure on president obama this morning as he meets with business leaders about the nation's economy. the federal budget deficit last month was $120 billion, 22% more than a year ago. it's a sign the country is on track for its fifth-straight annual deficit of more than $1 trillion. the u.s. has not had a surplus since 2001. u.s. airways is reportedly pushing for a merger with american airlines. sources tell bloomberg news, the smaller airline presented a detailed plan to american's creditors yesterday. american would rather exit bankruptcy as an independent carrier and will make its case to its creditors today. well, black friday, the day after thanksgiving, is traditionally the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. but it may not be the best day to go shopping. the least crowded days to shop
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are the monday, tuesday, and wednesday, as well as thursday after thanksgiving. so, we're talking in two weeks. the latest of the light days of the stores is december 11th. after that, you'll be fighting the crowds and hunting for a parking space. or you can shop online like rob does. >> that's right. forget all that stress. there's new evidence the market for modern art is booming again. mark rothko's "royal red and blue" sold for $75 million to a mystery telephone bidder. the 1954 painting was the high point in a sotheby's sale that set a record for the auction house. you don't have to go to an auction house like sotheby's to find some art. this dali was found at a goodwill store in seattle. it's up for auction at the site.
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bidding is up to 1,500 bucks. >> ironically, the title is "reflections"? reflecting on how much money they lost on that one. it's for a good cause. >> that's the good news. when we come back, safe and sound. two snowboarders stranded in the blizzard finally rescued after two, dangerous nights. and the bus driver delivers a beatdown to a student, saying it's all about respect. [ male announcer ] introducing zzzquil sleep-aid.
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the northern rockies. >> and it's a great day for flying with virtually no weather-related airport delays. the only possible trouble spot may be miami. but the weather should be okay for that. should make up for it. two washington state snowboarders are waking up warm and dry in their own beds this morning, after spending two nights stranded on mt. rainier. >> they got caught in a sudden blizzard with no overnight gear and a few crackers to eat. they built a snow cave and hunkered down. >> we drug in probably four feet. and four feet. and then after we slipped in. >> you guys hunkered together for warmth? >> yeah. not going to lie. >> moving to keep warm, right? >> exactly. >> what stays in the cave, stays in the cave. >> what stays in the cave. i like that. rescue teams had to wade through wet, deep snow to get to the
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pair. once they were fortified with warm clothes and snowshoes, they were well enough to make their own way off the mountain. an e.r. doctor named doctor of the year in her boston area hospital is now facing a long list of charges after a dramatic crash, all of it caught on a traffic cam. police say dr. kristen howard was speeding away from an accident in a supermarket parking lot in wellesley, massachusetts. that's when she bolted out of the parking lot, went airborne and smashed into traffic, injuring the driver of one car. police say she had been drinking and also taking controlled substances, drugs she had prescribed to herself. a baltimore bus driver has been suspended after getting into a fight with a young passenger. this cell phone video shows the shocking altercation with a student, a student, earlier this week. passengers scrambled out of the way as the female driver got the best of the girl, holding her down in the back of the city bus. the person who posted the video said the driver hit the girl after saying she was playing her
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music too loudly. the driver said it was all about being disrespectful. >> wow. that puppeteer who has voiced elmo for decades says he is relieved after his accuser recanted his story. an unidentified man initially claimed to have had a sexual relationship with "sesame street's" kevin clash when he was 16. but yesterday, that man, the accuser, now in his 20s, released a statement, acknowledging that the relationship took place as an adult. >> hopefully that clears his name. spectators in orlando were shocked into silence during last night's knicks/magic game, while reforming a routine, a cheerleader fell head-first on the hardwood. once paramedics got her to a stretcher, she was able to wave to the crowd, as you'll see here, as she was being taken away. certainly, a good sign. >> one more reason why they need
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spotters. a couple of key match-ups in the nba last night. the highlight, now, from espn news. >> good morning. i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. we begin in los angeles. kobe bryant and the lakers facing off against the san antonio spurs. tony parker gets his own miss. got a block out there. spurs up two. just over a minute left. kobe, finding pau gasol off the pick and roll. the jumper's good. lakers have the lead. late fourth quarter, danny green, offer the screen. and buries the three-pointer. 83-84 spurs. final possession for the lakers. i think they wanted to get it to kobe. but gasol, stuck in the corner. three-pointer, huh-uh. spurs improve to 7-1. the lakers 3-5. unbeaten knicks visiting the magic. new york has won four-straight. first quarter, ronnie brewer,
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chucks it ahead to carmelo anthony. he had 25 points on 50% shooting from the field. knicks out of the break. raymond felton to tyson chandler. huh-uh. knicks would battle back. later, j.r. smith, lobbing it to chandler. this time, good. knicks up one. fourth quarter, knicks on a 7-0 run. jason kidd for three. and a runner, j.r. smith with a fadeaway jumper. he had 21 points. knicks win 99-89. third team in nba history to start 5-0, with all five wins being by at least ten points. that's your? er "sportscenter" update. i'm hakem dermish. coming up, "the pulse," and the ohio woman who will be out with her idiot sign again today. and the election may be fading from your mind. but not from this fella's face. he's decided what to do with the romney tattoo. the usual, bob? not today.
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>> are you ready? ♪ >> just when you thought "gangnam style" might have had its 15 minutes of fame, madonna is going on the band weighen. she brought psy up on stage at msg, madison square garden, for a mashup of their hit songs. rob's favorite. >> ride that wave, psy. we've all heard of love potions. but what about a faithfulness potion. a little something to keep your eyes from wandering and men from straying. a relative news story this week. >> new research says such a thing might exist in the form of the hormone called oxytosin. men in monogamous relationships were given a whiff, they kept
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their distance from good-looking women they did not know, staying four to six inches farther away than men who did not get the hormone. a lot of women will be out there later this week, dropping some oxycotin in their significant other's coffee. it's hard to fail at being an idiot. but apparently a cleveland woman has done just that. after video caught shena hardin driving on the sidewalk to go around a stopped school bus, she was ordered to wear that sign around her neck. >> public embarrassment. now the judge is upset after learning that hardin merely leaned on her sign. while she was out there, she was chain-smoking, texting, and hopping back into a waiting car. he will be on the corner, the judge himself, to personally be sure the punishment is carried out properly. that's right. can they see that? not on idiot. thank you, paula. there we go. >> but i am. an indiana man who had his
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forehead tattooed, speaking of idiot, with the romney/ryan logo says he has no regrets about it. >> eric hartsburg was paid for the space on his noggin. last night, kimmel asked him what he might do with the double-rs next. >> have you considered morphing your tattoo into something else, like a butterfly or something? >> absolutely not. i heard get it lasers off. but i don't think laser removal is covered under obama care. >> hartsburg says he is banking on a marco rubio/paul ryan ticket in 2016. for some of you, your local news is next. >> stay tuned, everybody. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again.
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san francisco firefighters on alert at city hall. in daly city the race to shore up the hillside that washed away before the next storm. today the warmest day. that next storm comes in tomorrow into friday. colder with more wet weather for the weekend. showers from miami to macon, georgia. get out the umbrella. and finally from us this morning, only five couples remain in the ballroom this morning. double elimination, knocks two fan favorites from the leaderboard. >> say bye-bye to kirstie alley and good-bye to the french actor and his six pack.
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i can't say his name. >> kirstie and maks. >> reporter: kirstie alley and her partner, maxim chmerkovskiy was the sixth team put from the competition. but along the way, they had a blast. >> if you don't laugh around her, you have zero sense of humor. >> reporter: those scores never got better than one from the bottom. their fans kept them here for eight weeks. >> i thought we would be voted off any second every, single show. and our fans are insanely amazing. thank you for staying up all night, voting for us, every week. >> reporter: kirstie doesn't get the mirrorball trophy. so, i decided to give her a little consolation prize just because. >> i'm excited. oh, my god. oh, my god. look how beautiful. that's me in another life. >> reporter: the night's second elimination came minutes later. >> gilles and peta. >> reporter: gilles marini and
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pita murgatroyd came one week away from the finals. >> he's such a hard worker. it's not fair. you should be in the finals. >> this is life. >> reporter: gilles said he would be teaching his young daughter that it's okay to lose. besides, he won a friend in this whole adventure. >> i'm taking away peta murgatroyd. i met someone exquisite. >> reporter: but peta had a few words about gilles, said through a few tears. >> he's amazing. and he taught me a whole lot of life lessons. yeah. friends for life. >> reporter: we've been through a tough double-elimination. and there will be another tough double-elimination next week. in los angeles, george pennacchio, for abc news. >> good for peta. pennacchio, for abc news. >> good for peta. >> i captioned by closed captioning services, inc.


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